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PhD Computational Biology

The Institute of Human Genetics, Department of Genomics, Life & Brain Center, University of Bonn Medical School, Germany invites candidates for a DFG-funded
PhD position (TV-L EG13, 65%)
The position is starting from June 1st 2016 and is considered to last three years.
Supported by the German research council (DFG), a new Emmy-Nöther research group is currently established at the Institute of Human Genetics, Bonn, Germany. This new research group aims at identifying biological processes and functional mechanisms involved in human craniofacial development. We are in particular interested in understanding the basic principles of craniofacial disorders such as nonsyndromic orofacial clefting, where we have access to large patient cohorts at the Institute and to one of the world’s largest genetic datasets.
The successful candidate will work on the integration of this genome-wide dataset with additional large functional –omics data sets that have been obtained by collaboration partners and consortia projects. This will provide valuable insights into the mechanisms and understanding of craniofacial disease and development. The successful candidate will be involved in the most up-to-date genomics technologies, computational approaches, methods development and cutting edge research.
The Institute of Human Genetics at the University Medical School Bonn offers an excellent multidisciplinary team-oriented research environment with individual development opportunities, supported by collaborations with other departments of the university and leading national / international research groups.
In today’s busy research environment, we are looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented graduate candidate, who is motivated to explore the interface of computation and biology, and committed to knowledge integration at a high level in both computational and biological fields. Preferably the successful candidate holds a diploma or a master’s degree in computational biology, bioinformatics or a related subject. Fluency in English (required) and German (beneficial) language as well as good skills in using computer programs (MS Office, MS Windows, R) are required. Experience in molecular genetics techniques (DNA/RNA work, NGS, PCR) and applied data analysis and database usage are beneficial.
The PhD position will be integrated into the PhD Program of the University of Bonn Medical School and the Graduate School of Clinical and Population Sciences. We offer supportive mentoring and a well-equipped laboratory. Successful candidates will be awarded a PhD.
We offer salary according to German salary scale TV-L E13 (65%), opportunity to purchase a Jobticket and supplementary benefits in the public sector (pension scheme according to VBL).
The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer.
How to apply:
To apply for this position, please send a letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information of two references by email only in a single PDF file to craniofacial_genomics@uni-bonn.de within the next three weeks. Please refer to the application number 078_2016.
Kontakt für Bewerbungen
If you require further information please email Dr. Kerstin Ludwig.

Dr. Kerstin U. Ludwig
Institute of Human Genetics
Department of Genomics
Life&Brain Center
Sigmund-Freud-Straße 25
53127 Bonn
Tel.: 0228/6885-420
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Combining expertise in genomics, transgenics, cellomics and cognitive neuroscience, LIFE & BRAIN represents a center of excellence in the field of translational biomedicine. ---- Als Spitzenzentrum auf dem Gebiet der angewandten Biomedizin führt LIFE & BRAIN Expertise aus den Gebieten Genomforschung, transgene Modelle, Stammzelltechnologie und Kognitive Hirnforschung zusammen.

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